by the community, for the community


Malmesbury Carnival is back for 2022!

Fantastic news!

After two difficult years, a full-blown programme of Carnival events will take place this summer, finishing with our showpiece event, Carnival Procession, on Saturday 3rd September.
Event planning is well in hand but the success of Carnival will depend entirely upon the support of the whole Community. We need people, once again, to commit hours and ingenuity on building floats; as they have done for years. We need volunteers to come forward for the myriad tasks which need to be done if Carnival is to succeed
Open Gardens; the Scarecrow Trail; a Family Fun Day; Petticoat Lane; Music in the Cloisters together with a host of talks, quizzes, plays and fun activities will make up this year’s Carnival.

If you can spare some time and want to join in, no matter how little you can give, please get in contact with us.

In 2020, Carnival was run as a Zoom event and in 2021 we ran a reduced programme with no Procession. We now feel that it is up to us, the Malmesbury Community, to not only ensure that a full Carnival takes place in 2022 but to help make it a great occasion for everyone.

So, let’s get together, join in, and help make this year’s Carnival a real success. Whether helping out, or just enjoying the events, we look forward to seeing you.

Why not get involved?

You can join the procession as anything from a fully motorised float to a single walking entry (or anything inbetween). It's more fun to be right at the heart of the action and we'd love to see you take your place!

If you are interested, why not come along to our launch evening on May 25th at the Town Hall between 7.30 and 8.30 and find out more about it.

Book a pitch and join in the now-traditional Carnival pop-up street market. Help make it like last year - a great day for everyone – stallholders and punters alike. 

We provide the space and the crowds – you do the rest.

Fill in the form and arrange payment and email in. Or post it if you prefer.  All details on the form.

Let's get started...

Abbey House Manor Gardens

Kim and Whit Hanks, owners of Abbey House Manor and The Old Bell Hotel, both in Malmesbury, are re-opening Abbey House Manor gardens for 2022.

The gardens are open on the second Saturday of each month and Kim & Whit are generously donating all ticket proceeds to the Carnival fund.
You can book for as many garden trips as you wish and the more times you visit, the more local charities and good causes will benefit.

Carnival 22 needs YOU!

We need organisations and individuals willing to commit time and energy to create floats for the Grand Procession.

We need volunteers for the myriad tasks required to ensure the success of Carnival 22.


If you have a local cause that would benefit from a Carnival grant,
please submit an application form

Carnival Sponsors 2022

If you are interested in sponsoring Carnival 2022, please contact us at

We are also extremely grateful to the following organisations for their ongoing support to Malmesbury Carnival

What does Carnival mean to Malmesbury?

Everything you need to know about Malmesbury Carnival

Malmesbury Carnival Supports Many Local Causes

The Carnival Volunteer Team and Organisation

Malmesbury Carnival Community Radio is live from 6pm on Thursday 1st September to Sunday 4th September